Introducing Triple Seven Gliders

We're always scanning the horizons for new and exciting equipment, techniques, and developments in the freeflight world. We also spend a lot of time testing and trying out kit, so we can always offer pilots the best advice. We've been keeping an eagle eye on Triple Seven since it was founded in Slovenia in 2011.

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Alex Buck (Flybubble Team Pilot)

Alex Buck is an up-and-coming pilot from Kent, UK. He first experienced paragliding in 2010 on a tandem flight in the french Alps which later provided the initial motivation to learn with Flying Frenzy in Dorset. He lives in London and particularly enjoys hike and fly and cross country flying.

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How do Flight Alarms work?

FLARM (FLight alARM) is popular amongst sailplanes. The typical FLARM unit sends and receives signals and calculates the trajectory of nearby air traffic to warn of collision risk. This unit is too large and costly for most freeflight pilots, but for a very small cost to a manufacturer they can make a tiny device that transmits FLARM signals. As the slower moving HG or PG, we really want the faster moving vehicle to see us.

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Skytraxx 3.0 Flight Instrument Insight

The Skytraxx 3.0 is an all-in-one flight computer. It offers all the bells and whistles for flying competition tasks and will record your flights and replay them to you. It can’t thermal for you, but it can show you where to go, what's around you and where you’re going with accuracy, clarity and style. Steve Uzochukwu shares his first impressions.

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Colombia Paragliding Tours 2020

Two very special Colombian paragliding tours are being organised by Action Paragliding in January 2020. First a paragliding road trip, followed by an XC tour in the cross-country playground of Colombia! Paraglider pilots can join either or both.

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Gemma Cockshott (Flybubble Crew)

We are delighted to welcome Gemma to the crew, to manage our e-commerce site and help us connect with everyone online. "Although new to the world of paragliding, it seems to be an amazing sport with some very talented pilots out there."

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Stephen Simpson (Flybubble Crew)

Stephen Simpson is part of the Flybubble Crew and will help you get your gear set up right. He is an experienced pilot from North Wales, having flown in the PWC, as a member of the British Team at the Pre World championships in Bramburg, Austria (with Carlo) and as a UK Nationals Pilot.

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How to deploy from the LIGHTNESS 3

A few pilots reported more resistance than expected when simulating reserve parachute (rescue) deployments in the Advance Lightness 3. We ran tests and compatibility checks using different techniques and angles. Carlo demonstrates the correct technique as explained in the manual: pull to the side.

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Advance LIGHTNESS 3 review

The Lightness 3 is a lightweight pod harness for everyday XC. It builds on the success of the Lightness 2, with improved roll stability and back protection. The characteristic sleek shape with a taut speedbag has been retained and small elements have been refined to produce an outstanding package for regular pilots. Carlo and Nancy share their experience of the Lightness 3.

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